GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Research shows that most children experience a significant learning loss over the summer, requiring teachers to spend extensive time reviewing in the fall.
The loss is greatest among children in low-income families, who may have fewer opportunities for summer enrichment activities. Not to worry.... there are many cost-free ways to keep children learning without sacrificing summer fun. Mom Enough co-host Marti Erickson is a developmental psychologist. She shares some tips.
- Follow your child's natural curiosity
- Build learning into everyday activities
- Play skill-building games
- Read every day
- Help your child keep a summer journal